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Thursday, July 17, 2008

LIVE from Austin: Afternoon turns into evening at Netroots Nation

It's been a busy afternoon here in the heart of the Lone Star State's capital, with hundreds of bloggers checking in to the Hilton during the first day of the third annual netroots convention. I'm blogging from our booth Ballroom D (the Exhibition Hall) which has seen steady foot traffic all day.

A lot of thought went into the Exhibition Hall this year. The room is spacious (but not too big that it feels empty), easy to navigate, and feels welcoming. We are adjacent to the common area, which is where the Readers & Writers Mixer is just beginning - so we have great visibility.

There are a number of caucuses just wrapping up, including the OpenLeft caucus, the African American caucus, and the FireDogLake caucus. The main event tonight will be Governor Howard Dean's keynote address.

We'll have live coverage of that beginning at 5:30 PM Pacific Time, so be sure to check The Advocate then for our reports.

Here's an overview of some of the better articles or posts about the convention that have been published today or yesterday.
I'll update this post with more links as I find them.


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